So by now I’m sure you guys are all wondering what the heck I’ve been talking about, what is this “ryde” that Ryan keeps blathering about? Here is a song I wrote years ago off my CADALYST EP called Hunt, its about NEVER GIVING UP AND GOING ON THE OFFENSIVE!
Thank you for listening to Hunt… The recording was mainly just a song demo I did when I was in Nashville, TN back in 2009.
I’ve been writing songs for a long time. Ive recorded many many demos, and ive written well over a hundred songs and continue to write more. Thats been the goal for me, to just keep writing and recording great songs; I try to focus on the truth and bring the heart of the song out… You should know that what you have done by joining The Ryders means so much to me. It is almost impossible to get people to give you their email these days and rightly so, but this way you are ON MY SITE, no spies or scams and you are on MY LIST meaning anything you get from me will be from me! If you ever wanted to donate to me directly to support me as a songwriter you can click either one of these links! There is NO PRESSURE AT ALL to donate, I am just trying to make it very easy if you want to… One Love, Ry
Click below to listen to “RIDE THE WAVE” song off The Spark EP that you have for FREE in your Welcome message in your email… CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER AND ADD ME TO YOUR CONTACTS SO WE CAN BE TOGETHER FOREVER! LOVE MY RYDERS!
Over the years I’ve done all sorts of jobs, but I always had my guitar, I was always writing songs, thats what I really wanted to do. Of course you know that songwriters don’t make a lot of money, so they have to get creative. One of the ways I make more as a songwriter is by owning less. I don’t buy things with my money, I buy time. It takes so much time to write a song, produce a song, record, mix and master a song, then rehearse a song well enough to play it live, and then market the song just to make a little back from what you put into it. That doesn’t even count the learning processes, which literally take years to understand and apply.
So, here we are, I’m an independent songwriter trying to be heard. For the longest time I was all about the creation process, but the creations don’t mean much if people don’t hear them.
Many times on this ride I’ve thought of quitting. I face real discouragement, not just from myself but from friends and family as well, which is totally understandable. Just know that when an artist quits, they were closer than ever before of “making it”. IT IS TO THE POINT NOW WHERE IF I DONT “MAKE IT” THEN MY SONGS JUST DONT GET HEARD, SO QUITTING IS NOT AN OPTION.
I just want you guys to know that this thing is real. Im not just some guy who has written a few songs and learned to use some templates. Im an artist that hasn’t quit and probably will never quit, and who is making another hard push to be heard. I cannot do this without you, my closest listeners, The Ryders. The ones who really understand who I am and what I’m really about. Im a dreamer, plain and simple, and at 43 years old how can I possibly stop? LISTEN TO “A DREAMER” DEMO I RECORDED ALL ON MY IPHONE BACK IN 2012!
Remember guys Im only trying to make it easier for you to support me directly, so please do not feel obligated in any way to donate. It is actually more important to me that you are a Ryder and we are connected here on MY SAFE AND SECURE SITE!
The reason I’m writing this, is to set you guys up so that you know when you get anything from me that it is coming from the heart. Not just what I’m writing about, but from the heart of never giving up, from perseverance, from fear, from hope, from love. You are riding with me now. I can’t hide anymore. I used to make a living with skydiving, but I can’t do that anymore. I don’t want to go back overseas cause I feel like I’m ready to make a living writing and producing my songs and hopefully help some others in the process!
Believe me, I know there are still many of you that don’t really believe I can do this and that I should just give up and go get a “real job”, and I totally understand that thinking, but you have to understand that what I do is a “real job”. It takes time, money, and energy to write and record songs, these songs that you guys seem to like in some way, and believe me, that is a real job, i just have to learn how the “business” side of how it works, and thats the part of the ride that you are on now. Im trying to put it all together but still songs have always been about the listeners, and they are only as good as the people who hear them.
My hope is that one day I will have a “fan” base that actually wants to help me make more music and write more songs. I don’t want to be a pushy salesman, but in an ideal world, I create things that people want, and in turn, they want to support me in some way so that I can continue to create more.
Do you see how delicate this part of the ride is? Trying to create something that people actually want to support is the goal, but that starts with finding people who want what I have to give, and hopefully, more of what I have to give, and thats what I’m trying to do with this website. Find listeners, find supporters, and give them everything that I have and then some. Many of you can help me with this part, because I struggle with it, big time. I just want to create greater works and I have so much more to do, so much more.
So, if you read all of this, thank you so much, and welcome to the ride. You guys are my Ryders, thats why you have that name, and thats why your on this list. Im gonna give you everything I have and everything I have left. One Love, ryan
PS, if something doesn’t work on the email please let me know and I promise i will get it fixed! Heres a song for you guys, most of you have heard it, but now all of you have it. I put a lot into recording it and played everything but the drums and bass. Its the song I give to all new Ryders and so I figured all of you should absolutely have it too! Bare with me cause this is my first email from my site to you guys, I’m sure not everything will be perfect, but ill fix any problems as they come up!
Listen to “SORE EYES”, another song off The Spark Ep!